Zoological Studies

Vol. 47 No. 5, 2008

Spiders of the Clubiona corticalis Group from Thailand, with Descriptions of Three New Species (Araneae: Clubionidae)

Pakawin Dankittipakul and Tippawan Singtripop*

Insect Endocrinology Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Pakawin Dankittipakul and Tippawan Singtripop (2008) Four Clubiona species belonging to the corticalis-group were hitherto known to occur in Thailand.  Three new species are described and assigned to the corticalis-group: C. rama sp. nov., C. allotorta sp. nov., and C. alticola sp. nov.  The male palp of C. parconcinna Deeleman-Reinhold, 2001 is illustrated.  Three species from southern China originally designated in Paraclubiona are placed in the corticalis-group.

Key words: Paraclubiona, New taxa, Biodiversity, Zoogeography.